You’ve hit a wall. The thought of being in the same job, living in the same house and driving the same car for the next forty years is causing you to have several mild panic attacks a day. You can’t sleep, and you are moody. You are not feeling fulfilled. Surely there has got to be more to life than this. It’s time to take a break, reassess and consider what you really want to get out of life. Follow these tips and take the first step towards taking control of your life like a pro.
The monotony of our day to day lives can cause complacency. Sure, you are earning a good salary, and you can afford lovely things but do you find yourself hankering after something more? You may not even have the time to enjoy the rewards that come with having a stressful job because your working hours are too long or you are simply too tired whenever you find yourself basking in some elusive free time.
It’s time to consider the alternatives. Is there a career out there that is better suited to your wants, needs and passions? You could start your own company and turn your business dream into a reality. Being self-employed gives many people a renewed vigor when it comes to getting up in the morning and relishing the day ahead. Yes, the odd pajama day is feasible, but you’ll need to work hard and be committed to seeing your venture morph from a simple idea to a home-based money making business.
If you are one of the many people across the country who is having trouble sleeping, make sure you reevaluate your bedtime routine. Don’t work until the minute before you’re due to go to sleep and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub and use the last hour before you hit the sack to relax. There are many relaxation techniques specifically designed to aid sleep and most concentrate on your breathing to reduce anxiety and stress.
If the problem is more practical, consider purchasing a new mattress or memory foam pillows that are more conducive to a good night’s sleep. A good sleep routine will stop you from feeling drowsy mid-afternoon, lift your mood and see you being more productive.
When you are not at work, you need to do something worthwhile with your free time that allows you to switch off from the stresses of work. For some people, this is going for leisurely country walks while for others this may be doing something adrenaline fuelled such as bungee jumping, kite surfing or paragliding. Whatever activity you enjoy to allow you to forget the pressures of your your work life, whether it’s playing scrabble or dressing up for a cosplay convention, ensure you have time to do it.
By following the formula of work, rest and play, you will be overhauling the three most significant areas of your life to ensure that you are happier, healthier and more fulfilled.